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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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Address: 110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
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+1 804-771-2017
09:00 - 17:00
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The remarkable life and achievements of this famous early 1900s...

The remarkable life and achievements of this famous early 1900s African-American entrepreneur, first woman bank president in the U.S. and social activist are celebrated here with artifacts, photographs and memorabilia.

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Great Gem to Squeeze in!

One of my friends recommended this place and, after traveling through Richmond a lot, I finally had time to stop. It's free, but they suggest a donation (its run the park... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
Danielle R
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

One of my friends recommended this place and, after traveling through Richmond a lot, I finally had time to stop. It's free, but they suggest a donation (its run the park service). I forgot my tour guides name, but he was very informative and a great guide. He not only gave the history but pointed out original artifacts. I was... More 

Thank Danielle R
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Maggie Walker's story is both inspiring and tragic, and the park rangers do a great top of conveying all that.

Thank Cliona R
Matteson, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

This was such a wonderful tours and the park rangers were very informative. Many should visit just for the history alone.

Thank Pwilbur0810
Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great experience. I didn't know who she was prior to my visit. Park Service (Ranger?) Ben Anderson did an awesome job providing an informative tour. What a wonderful woman!

1 Thank Rhas3
Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I think this place, being off the beaten path, is not visited by many tourists here in town. The ranger gave us a guided tour with just my wife and I. Maggie was the first woman black bank president and had an amazing career. It was a shame she had so much tragedy in her life.

1 Thank Ron T
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Now let's talk Maggie L. Walker. What a sweet soul! I'm ashamed to admit that I had never heard of her until today. But wow, am I glad that we toured her home. I was getting restless and sticky by this point in the day, but once inside - I perked right up! I would NEVER self-identify as a feminist,... More 

1 Thank tbogle92
Glen Allen, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

If you are a history buff, do not miss this. It is kept very well and the staff there are well equipped to explain minute details. If I remember those who work there are volunteers. I learnt a lot about Maggie Walker. Learnt so much that I was tempted to watch the play at Virginia Rep (btw that was very... More 

1 Thank Ganapathy k
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Very Knowledgable tour guides. Great tour for kids and adults alike. Would be excellent field trip for school aged children. A must-see for all!!

Thank TabSam
Lexington, Virginia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Maggie Walker's home is a great place to learn about this woman who rose up and made something of herself. I visited on a field trip with my child. The site details her rise to be a banker and more. Kids can even try on a piece of clothing while they're there. It's a great historic site in Richmond's Jackson... More 

1 Thank JCCJHiggins
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Awesome historical tour. Ms. Walker was amount the first women to found a bank. The first African American woman to do so. She was an amazing woman who preserved in business, community, and her church. This is a piece of history that shows determination and education will take you far. In addition, the tour of her home shows many household... More 

1 Thank Mary ann M

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